"Operation was cancelled at the last minute"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Gynaecology East Surrey Hospital Gynaecology RH1 5RH
Posted by Annoyed Crawley Patient (as ),
Today my partner was booked into East Surrey Hospital to undergo a Hysterectomy.
She arrived at the hospital for early in the morning and presented herself to the surgical admissions lounge. She put on her gown had bloods taken and was almost ready to be taken to theatre.
Unfortunately the operation was cancelled at the last minute due to a lack of beds. She found this extremely frustrating and anyone experiencing this would and furthermore the trust must have known last night there was a shortage of beds?
This is the second time her operation has been cancelled. She saw her consultant in November 2013 and he marked the operation down as urgent. The first planned operation date was in early December 2013 and was cancelled by the trust.
This was meant to be an Urgent operation but seems more like a routine non urgent procedure. In addition to this the other frustrating part is my partner is still suffering with her condition whilst the Trust plays a numbers game with its patients!
Me and my partner have children together and organising child care and booking time off work is not always very easy.
It seems in my eyes the trust offers healthcare services to the public but is unable to deliver.